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Colorado School of Mines Geology Museum

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1310 Maple St, Golden, CO 80401-1800
+1 303-273-3823
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What A Place

We stopped here on a whim and it was wonderful. It's located on the school campus. There's ample... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
barbaragwen270
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Sebastian, Florida
Awesome!!!

We loved this place!! It's free, the employees go above and beyond to help out, and it's... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
travel4fun425
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Largo, Florida
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“moon rock” (19 reviews)
“two floors” (9 reviews)
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1310 Maple St, Golden, CO 80401-1800
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+1 303-273-3823
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"moon rock"
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"gems and minerals"
in 9 reviews
"two floors"
in 9 reviews
"impressive collection"
in 5 reviews
"beautiful campus"
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"scavenger hunt"
in 5 reviews
"great gem"
in 3 reviews
"on display"
in 10 reviews
"two hours"
in 5 reviews
"gift shop"
in 13 reviews
"all ages"
in 7 reviews
"free parking"
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"golden area"
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"rocks"
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"crystals"
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"exhibits"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped here on a whim and it was wonderful. It's located on the school campus. There's ample parking near the building. I never thought I'd be as interested in what it had to offer as I was. Everything was so beautiful and well displayed....More

Thank barbaragwen270
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We loved this place!! It's free, the employees go above and beyond to help out, and it's fascinating! Very interesting and beautiful gems all around. Learned a lot. Loved the gift shop area and bought some goodies.

Thank travel4fun425
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

First off the museum is located on the campus of CO School of Mines! The museum is fascinating and worth any hassle to get here (not really any hassle). After viewing the museum, I want to learn more. I have NEVER been very interested before....More

Thank Greta P
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Reviewed May 9, 2018 via mobile

This was a very educational and enjoyable experience showcasing a multitude of minerals in various forms. The trail at the end was very scenic and also informative

Thank Shawna L
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Reviewed April 22, 2018 via mobile

I’m not an expert in geology and the last earth science class I took was in high school but this was a fascinating museum for me. The displays of beautiful minerals and gems are outstanding and you will learn a little bit too about the...More

Thank Jason P
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Reviewed April 8, 2018

Free! Great collection from around the world. Rock collectors novice or serious will enjoy. Well organized.

Thank Jerry P
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Reviewed March 14, 2018

CSM did is so right when they created this new, expanded location for this museum! Not only are the displays extensive and interesting, but the CSM students and staff available to visitors are incredibly helpful and knowledgeable! You'll love the little mine shaft section and...More

1  Thank RARCO-RRodgersWrites
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Reviewed March 4, 2018 via mobile

Worth the visit. If you are interested in geology give yourself at least 2 hours. Be sure to watch the 7 minute film on the local geology which overlaps with the view out the window. Wished they had included more geology samples from Alaska.

1  Thank Cosmos M
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Reviewed February 25, 2018 via mobile

This conveniently located, free museum with easy parking is very cool. It houses an extraordinary collection of rocks, gems, ores and minerals. Lots of truly beautiful pieces and it’s also very educational. You can learn a lot here and have a good time doing it....More

2  Thank Jim H
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Reviewed February 9, 2018

What a surprise! We went not really thinking it would be any different from any other mineral exhibit. However, it was a beautiful display of minerals so usual to what we have ever seen before. Close to Denver, a 20 minute easy drive and easy...More

2  Thank newhall2014
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